Fiji Time: 6:33 PM on Wednesday 8 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Police note increase in assault cases

Jone Kalouniviti
Thursday, February 20, 2014

JUST two months into the year and police in the Western Division have already received 142 cases of assault with intent to cause bodily harm.

Last year, the division topped the country in crimes against the person category with 1258 reports.

Crimes under this category include murder, manslaughter, causing death by dangerous driving, and all forms of assault.

Fiji Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said while the figure reflected the level of violence in society, it was also attributed to the increase in reporting.

He said the frequency of police awareness programs encouraged people to report crimes.

"Particularly for assault cases, people are now putting their faith in police to help solve their problems as opposed to those who were assaulted in the past," he said.

"In the past, people who were assaulted did not report cases because they were either scared, ignorant or had no faith in the system.

"We must also remember, the West is the biggest region which makes the statistics appear high."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
JPY 59.037256.0372
GBP 0.30820.3002
EUR 0.43330.4213
CNY 2.98302.8830
NZD 0.72400.6910
AUD 0.64420.6192
USD 0.47920.4622

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 8th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Death shocks many
  2. Woman, 45, fronts court over expatriate's death
  3. Families receive $240k in payout
  4. Ratu Jope Seniloli's final journey home
  5. Less days, longer hours
  6. In winning form
  7. Call for mobile network
  8. Nine-men Tahiti holds Fiji U23
  9. 209,045 students benefit from State grant
  10. Drop in cane crop

Top Stories this Week

  1. Expat dies in accident Tuesday (07 Jul)
  2. 'Please do not give' Thursday (02 Jul)
  3. Lal remains in exile Thursday (02 Jul)
  4. Born to run, Naholo's sacrifice pays off Monday (06 Jul)
  5. 7s exodus Friday (03 Jul)
  6. Nasi Dredre Ga: Story behind the song Tuesday (07 Jul)
  7. Gay marriages not a 'priority' Friday (03 Jul)
  8. Stay out Saturday (04 Jul)
  9. Lucky escape Thursday (02 Jul)
  10. 15s debut Tuesday (07 Jul)